EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

 FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice […]

Sunday in the Park With George

Harrison School for the Arts Musical Theatre. Tickets: Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12.

Ballad to the Moon

 For centuries the moon has enthralled poets, composers, and laymen alike, as expressed in poems, music, and other works. In this evening’s rousing concert, please join Beth Gibbs and her gifted Chamber Singers as they explore a variety of musical styles by such composers as Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara and America’s Daniel Elder, with poems by […]

Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET presents   LEON MINKUS’ Don Quixote  Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets, and a sweeping musical score, the Russian National Ballet’s colorful production of Don Quixote is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight both young and […]

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

An enduring rock opera from 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of the life of Jesus Christ largely through the perspective of Judas Iscariot. Based on the Gospels’ accounts of those incredibly meaningful last few days, the story explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, and the […]

Florida Lecture Series

DAVID HEAD Author and Lecturer, University of Central Florida “Privateers of the Americas” In the early 1800s, seafarers living in the United States secured commissions from Spanish-American nations, attacked Spanish vessels, and returned to sell their captured cargoes from bases in Baltimore, New Orleans, Galveston, and on Amelia Island. Privateers sold millions of dollars of […]

JULIAN GARGIULO

JULIAN GARGIULO, Pianist: Back By Popular Demand!  When last seen in Lakeland in January 2017, this incredible piano virtuoso and Steinway Artist had just completed his second year in Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts, sharing (with his favorite audience) his inimitable style, irrepressible humor, and brilliant musicianship. Back, due to popular demand, he […]

Exile: 50 years of Cuban-American Art

The early exiles were largely middle and upper-middle class, so they were not as motivated by improved economic prospects to be found in the United States as were those exiles who came at a later date. Indeed, the later generation of artists who came to Miami in the 1990’s were very much looking for more […]

Florida Lecture Series

TRACY JEAN REVELS, Professor of History, Wofford College presents “Florida’s Civil War: A Family Story” Though it was the third state to secede, Florida was ignored and unprotected by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The home front was contested, especially in port cities, and many Floridians became refugees. Raids and guerilla activity inflicted misery […]

Chagall: Stories into Dreams

This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work is the only one of its kind in Florida and the only one in the country that pairs his Fables of La Fontaine etchings (1952) with his Story of Exodus lithographs (1966). Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia and began studying painting […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494